Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
March 1, 2013
78 Fick Road
Alberton, South Africa
+27 84 846 1421
Skobbejak Games is a Video Game Developer & Publisher from Alberton, South Africa made up of
Tiaan Gerber and Alexander Ehlers. We currently have two games released on Steam, Vapour: Part 1
and 'n Verlore Verstand.
Skobbejak Games was founded after 2 childhood friends, Tiaan Gerber and Alexander Ehlers have been dreaming about making games for 20 years, while they perfected their craft via simple game modding and level editing and dabbling in the game development middle-ware engine 3D GameStudio (A6 engine). Then after they graduated high school and university they set out to design the most entertaining games ever. Thus Skobbejak Games was born and Tiaan & Alexander started revving up the Unity engine.
Vapour (Free prototype game)
Vapour started as a free prototype game, which was released on 2 August 2013 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It's a horror game with first person shooter, puzzle and platforming elements in which you control a lost soul that has to find his way through purgatory by following lights shining through the fog. The player then has to find and combine body parts and trinkets and then travel back to the center of the map to destroy the combined item in a big camp fire, all while being chased by hordes of enemies and a creepy spirit that can only be destroyed by burning the combined item. The game was a crude representation of what we sought to accomplish with our commercial release but it still resulted in a bunch of gamers cheering for more with Lets Plays just popping in one after the other. So we set out to create a full fledged commercial release for Vapour.
Vapour: Part 1
Vapour advanced so much over the course of its development, with structured and paced level design, an apparent story and character, well thought out puzzles and a whole lot more. Looking at all the improvements, we think its safe to say that we've successfully made the game that we set out to make. We released Vapour: Part 1 on 3 July 2015.
With our latest project, 'n Verlore Verstand, we set out to create a unique and enthralling first person adventure game. We specifically wanted to create a game that tells an abstract narrative that is up to the player to interpret for themselves via visual and thematic metaphors instead of language, speech and reading as to create a universal experience that any demographic can play, enjoy and ultimately determine for themselves what it means to them. 'n Verlore Verstand was released onto Steam Early Access on February 1 2016 and after numerous updates was fully released on Steam on April 5th 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
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egamer South Africa - Interview:
If you would like to read our very first Interview and learn a bit more about us, follow the link below:
egamer South Africa - Article:
Below is the link to the article egamer South Africa did on the progress footage of Vapour:
Gamespot "House of Horrors" - Video coverage:
Follow the link below to view the video coverage done by Gamespot's "House of Horrors" segment:
Lazygamer - Indiegogo and Greenlight announcement
You can view the Indiegogo and Greenlight announcement for Vapour, made by Lazygamer, below:
Lazygamer - Article
If you would like to view the more in-depth Lazygamer article you can follow the link below: